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Old 03-18-2011, 02:44 PM   #16
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Can't wait to hear all aobut your trip!

About the Lippizaner 9Sp?) tickets - a friend of mine saw them here in the US. She said you don;t wnat to sit right down in front. You want to be a little ways up so you can see them kind of from above. So maybe your tickets are better than the expensive ones anyway!
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Can't wait to hear all aobut your trip!

About the Lippizaner 9Sp?) tickets - a friend of mine saw them here in the US. She said you don;t wnat to sit right down in front. You want to be a little ways up so you can see them kind of from above. So maybe your tickets are better than the expensive ones anyway!
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Well, you'll have to share those now you've mentioned them...
Sadly they are real photos and I don't have a scanner . . . if I can figure out a way--I'll try!
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Sounds like a great weekend planned and a free night in what sounds like a wonderful hotel is a great start Can't wait to see the pictures when you return.
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Just to let you know - we had a wonderful time. We're shattered now, as it was a long weekend, but I will be starting work on the trip report when I get in from work tonight and hope to have it up later in the week.
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